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well I have no idea what to do anymore. For the past week or so, I have been experiencing a ridiculous amount of lag. I have messed with my connection setting too many times to count to try and solve my problem. I have even reset my router too, with no such help. I currently have my computer (hardwired), a laptop (wireless) and my ps3 (wireless) connected to my router. I have been experiencing almost non-stop lag on my ps3 while gaming and cant figure out what to do to stop all the lag from happening. The router I have is brand new as we just got it maybe 2 weeks ago. I cant stand all this lag that I'm having while playing my ps3, so can anyone help me out on this.

 

I cannot change the setup of the computers as I dont have any phone jacks where my ps3 is located. Also if it helps I am using a AT&T 2WIRE router/modem.

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my signal strength is pretty good considering my ps3 is in the basement and router/modem is on the 2nd floor (directly above my ps3)

 

I used to play wireless and now I'm wired I gotta say it is a huge difference and it doesn't take much to interfere with the signal. You might be better off with the power line. Also you said you switched routers what is your NAT type?

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I played wired when I was playing, and will be playing wired when I get back into it.

 

Since your playing wireless, have you checked your ports to make sure they are all open for the ps3?

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curious, do you use or have you started using new wireless phones in your house? many of them use the same frequency range as wireless networks and can cause interference. have you tried changing channels on your router to see if it makes any difference?

 

 

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I have the same router/modem that i had before, the phones are all the same and nothing has changed except the router. As for my NAT type that is type 2 as it was with the previous one. Opening ports is something that I am not really able to do, I can change the wireless settings on the router to some extent but I cant really open up ports for my ps3. I have tried changing channels once but it didnt make that much difference so I put set it back to the previous channel.

 

Now I used to play wired, but that was before I moved my room to the basement to allow my lil bro to have his room. I have never really had any problems going wireless up until this past week or so.

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I have the same router/modem that i had before, the phones are all the same and nothing has changed except the router. As for my NAT type that is type 2 as it was with the previous one. Opening ports is something that I am not really able to do, I can change the wireless settings on the router to some extent but I cant really open up ports for my ps3. I have tried changing channels once but it didnt make that much difference so I put set it back to the previous channel.

 

Now I used to play wired, but that was before I moved my room to the basement to allow my lil bro to have his room. I have never really had any problems going wireless up until this past week or so.

 

Huh?

 

I wouldn't recommend opening ports I prefer to give the PS3 a static IP and put it in the DMZ. If it is the same router modem combo how old is it is it possible the router is giving out with old age? They do get hot and tend to wear out over time in my experience. Nat type two is a good sign I would lean more towards interference or weak signal.

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try cycling through more channels on the router. it could be interference, even from a neighbor's wireless phone or network (not sure if you live in close proximity to others)

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lol what i meant by the same router/modem is that I have the same type of router/modem that I had before but a brand new one since the old one was about 8 years old. This newer one that I have is only about 1-2 weeks old and am having problems that I didnt really have with the older one.

 

I just put my router into dmz mode, which I am hoping will solve my problem but not exactly sure. I will try changing the channel to different ones to see which will work the best. Thanks for all the help you guys are giving me so far.

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lol what i meant by the same router/modem is that I have the same type of router/modem that I had before but a brand new one since the old one was about 8 years old. This newer one that I have is only about 1-2 weeks old and am having problems that I didnt really have with the older one.

 

I just put my router into dmz mode, which I am hoping will solve my problem but not exactly sure. I will try changing the channel to different ones to see which will work the best. Thanks for all the help you guys are giving me so far.

 

Be careful with the DMZ. What you want to do is make sure your PS3 always has the same IP adress on your router (static IP) then put it in the DMZ. Let's say you set the DMZ for 192.168.1.3 because that is what your PS3 is on at the moment. The next day when you start turning on your computers etc. the router will assign them IP's on a first come first serve basis. This could potentially mean that your computer could end up in the DMZ which wouldn't be a good thing. Sorry if you know this already here is something that might help you out.

 

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Thanks for the vid but I pretty much only have only 2 questions now. With the router I have it lets me see all the computers/systems connected to it and allows to set one of them up in DMZplus mode (as my router calls it). Well last night I set my own personal computer that is hardwired up in the DMZ mode and I had no problems last night on my ps3 what so ever. So with that being said would I have to set it up as my ps3 is the one in DMZ mode or leave it as my computer? And my other question is, if it is the case that I have to put my ps3 in DMZ or leave it as my computer would I still set up a static ip for it or no?

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Thanks for the vid but I pretty much only have only 2 questions now. With the router I have it lets me see all the computers/systems connected to it and allows to set one of them up in DMZplus mode (as my router calls it). Well last night I set my own personal computer that is hardwired up in the DMZ mode and I had no problems last night on my ps3 what so ever. So with that being said would I have to set it up as my ps3 is the one in DMZ mode or leave it as my computer? And my other question is, if it is the case that I have to put my ps3 in DMZ or leave it as my computer would I still set up a static ip for it or no?

 

Your computer should never be in the DMZ. The DMZ is a zone that is outside of all security on the router thus making it exposed. This is ok for your PS3 since it is extremely difficult to be hacked and has never been hacked to my knowledge. Since routers assign IP address's in a first come first serve basis you need to give your ps3 a static IP to make sure that it will be the same all the time.

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Hmmm so anyone else notice his NAT 3 connection?

umm....i had NAT type 2 before now its NAT type 1

 

Two is the the best by far. It's the most common and the most open anything else can cause problems connecting to games and using voice chat etc.

 

1= Connected directly to internet with no router

2=Router conection with no interference.

3=Router connection with interference, and the problem when you are trying to talk to everyone else online with a headset such as in resistance or motorstorm.

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